Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2017

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Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Lukas Wentzel
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
pH - 3.60
RS - 2.3 g/l
Total Acid - 5.2 g/l
Appellation - Coastal Region

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Soft
Taste - Fruity


Accolades

2018 Gold Wine Awards - Gold


Tasting Notes

A down to earth, ripe fruit driven blended red wine. Cherry, mulberry and cedar wood are prominent on the nose with soft tannins on the palate giving a smooth finish.

Blend Information

60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Shiraz, 3% Cabernet Franc

Food Suggestions

Roast leg of Lamb and The Old Man's Blend Steak Roll.

In The Vineyard

Vines planted: 1995
Soil: Hutton/Oak leaf
Irrigation: Dry land
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 400m

About The Harvest

Yield: 7 t/ha


In The Cellar

The Blend is made up of 4 cultivars namely Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Cabernet Franc. Each cultivar is picked at optimum ripeness.
During winemaking the cultivars were kept apart and aged in third fill 300 litre French oak barrels and in stainless steel tanks with staves. After 12 months the different components were blended after rigorous tasting sessions with our Old Man, Peter Pentz.


Other Vintages

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Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2020 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
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Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2016 1.5L Magnum Lukas Wentzel Merlot
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Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2015 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2008 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2007 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2006 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2005 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2004 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2003 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2002 Lukas Wentzel Merlot
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red 2001 Lukas Wentzel Merlot

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